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Born in Ohio, Ron Cox has called Middle Tennessee home for over 30 years. He has nearly 25 years of banking experience and was part of the founding team of Avenue Bank. In his current role as Director of the bank’s Music & Entertainment team, he combines his banking experience with his passion for music. Ron also has an extensive background as a professional musician and songwriter, performing across the country and working with entertainers from Barbara Mandrell to Bob Hope and writing for Curb Music Publishing.
Ron serves as an Adjunct Professor at Belmont University’s Curb School of Music, leading a class on “Personal Finance and Banking in the Music Industry” to junior and senior level students pursuing a career in the music industry.
He is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Music, and remains actively involved with that organization as an alumnus.
He also leads Avenue’s corporate band, The Hummingbirds, which took top honors in the 2012 Music City Corporate Band Challenge. The band is very popular and performs for various community events and company functions.
He has served on numerous community boards including Rocketown, the YMCA and United Way. He is currently a member of the CMA, ACM, AMA, NARAS, GMA, and IBMA. Ron has three children, and still loves to get in some bluegrass banjo pickin’ from time to time.
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